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SCDSS No. 2 Resigning

Isabel Blanco, the bureaucrat at the center of South Carolina’s 2012 food stamp scandal, is resigning her post with the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) effective April 15. Blanco’s resignation comes less than a week after FITS returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. during which we alerted the…

Isabel Blanco, the bureaucrat at the center of South Carolina’s 2012 food stamp scandal, is resigning her post with the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) effective April 15.

Blanco’s resignation comes less than a week after FITS returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. during which we alerted the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the SCDSS scandal – and a pending state audit of the agency.

It also comes four-and-a-half months after Blanco was suspended for an undisclosed altercation with a subordinate.

Blanco is the second high-ranking member of the administration of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley to step down this year. Last month, embattled director Abraham Turner of the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) submitted his resignation.

Blanco, who made $123,600 annually (not counting benefits) will be replaced by Jessica Hanak-Coulter – a “program coordinator” at the agency. According to our sources at the agency, the position was not advertised publicly by SCDSS director Lillian Koller.

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28 comments

Jessie's Girl March 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Jessica is a former secretary for gods sake. She knows nothing except what Blanco taught her. LAC is coming in and she will be fired. Between the arrests in Ga and the LAC Blanco knew she had to leave. Jessica will be holding the bag.

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john March 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

What does LAC means. Jessica isn’t the only one eating cheese what about taxpayers dollars being use to house all of thOSe outstate GEORGIA EMPLOYEE @ DSS.

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Captain Answers March 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Legislative Audit Council – the audit arm of the state legislature.

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Jessie's Girl March 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Jessica is a former secretary for gods sake. She knows nothing except what Blanco taught her. LAC is coming in and she will be fired. Between the arrests in Ga and the LAC Blanco knew she had to leave. Jessica will be holding the bag.

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john March 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

What does LAC means. Jessica isn’t the only one eating cheese what about taxpayers dollars being use to house all of thOSe outstate GEORGIA EMPLOYEE @ DSS.

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Captain Answers March 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Legislative Audit Council – the audit arm of the state legislature.

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nitrat March 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Since the Cabinet system came into being in the early ’90s, has any governor brought in so many people from out of state to become maggots on the taxpayers/agency heads and their top flunkies while they try to stick around long enough to vest in the state retirement system, leave at the end of 2 terms. then buy 20+ years in the retirement system (which they can easily afford given the salaries they are paid) and get benefits for 30 or 40 years when they retire?

We can stop Trikki Nikki’s bunch from doing that by turning her out in 2014 so these scum buckets will have to look for jobs with some other idiot GOP governor in another state.

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nitrat March 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Since the Cabinet system came into being in the early ’90s, has any governor brought in so many people from out of state to become maggots on the taxpayers/agency heads and their top flunkies while they try to stick around long enough to vest in the state retirement system, leave at the end of 2 terms. then buy 20+ years in the retirement system (which they can easily afford given the salaries they are paid) and get benefits for 30 or 40 years when they retire?

We can stop Trikki Nikki’s bunch from doing that by turning her out in 2014 so these scum buckets will have to look for jobs with some other idiot GOP governor in another state.

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in the know March 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Jessica is a joke statewide. From secretary to Deputy Director in two years is what is commonly referred to as nothing but Blancos maid and lacky. Can’t wait for Koller, Reese, Sturky, Malik, and Brimmer to follow Blanco out the door. You all are nothing but ass kissers. Blanco nothing but an alcoholic bully who will get whats coming to her…………are the CASEY folks that stupid?

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in the know March 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Jessica is a joke statewide. From secretary to Deputy Director in two years is what is commonly referred to as nothing but Blancos maid and lacky. Can’t wait for Koller, Reese, Sturky, Malik, and Brimmer to follow Blanco out the door. You all are nothing but ass kissers. Blanco nothing but an alcoholic bully who will get whats coming to her…………are the CASEY folks that stupid?

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Still waters March 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Jessica is called the Vanna White of DSS. What a trophy!!! She has exactly no talent and her staff hates her guts. Times ten. Now she is at will and her fat ass will be gone. Someone figure out how to get her to answer an email or come to a meeting. Oh yes and she is killing children. Her life’s work. Enjoy the money for a few months beyotch!

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Still waters March 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Jessica is called the Vanna White of DSS. What a trophy!!! She has exactly no talent and her staff hates her guts. Times ten. Now she is at will and her fat ass will be gone. Someone figure out how to get her to answer an email or come to a meeting. Oh yes and she is killing children. Her life’s work. Enjoy the money for a few months beyotch!

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Please March 15, 2013 at 7:51 am

Blanco’s resignation comes less than a week after FITS went to DC and “alerted the USDA to the SCDSS scandal” involving food stamps. Okay, yeah, b/c the agency was totally unaware of this widely publicized situation from a year ago, and needed you to go up there and tell them about it so it could drop the hammer on Blanco. You also “alerted the USDA to a pending state audit of the agency” – an audit that was reported (first) by the Post and Courier last November. Without your exclusive crack reporting and personal contact with the feds to make them aware of this, whatever would we do? Your delusions of grandeur are really getting out of control, son.

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Please March 15, 2013 at 7:51 am

Blanco’s resignation comes less than a week after FITS went to DC and “alerted the USDA to the SCDSS scandal” involving food stamps. Okay, yeah, b/c the agency was totally unaware of this widely publicized situation from a year ago, and needed you to go up there and tell them about it so it could drop the hammer on Blanco. You also “alerted the USDA to a pending state audit of the agency” – an audit that was reported (first) by the Post and Courier last November. Without your exclusive crack reporting and personal contact with the feds to make them aware of this, whatever would we do? Your delusions of grandeur are really getting out of control, son.

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Colonel March 15, 2013 at 9:28 am

In other news, free cell phones are being given out in front of Colony Garden Apartments on West Beltline simply by showing your food stamp card and one other form of identification. Surrendering your gun used in your last drug deal in “de Colony” is not required. Promising to vote “Democrat” in the next election is required. My yard man has 7, yes, 7 free phones.

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Hitler Mao Gay Gestopo March 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

Damn, BigT has seven phones?

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Colonel March 15, 2013 at 9:28 am

In other news, free cell phones are being given out in front of Colony Garden Apartments on West Beltline simply by showing your food stamp card and one other form of identification. Surrendering your gun used in your last drug deal in “de Colony” is not required. Promising to vote “Democrat” in the next election is required. My yard man has 7, yes, 7 free phones.

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Hitler Mao Gay Gestopo March 15, 2013 at 10:52 am

Damn, BigT has seven phones?

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Poster child March 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

twuz once an assistant named jessie promoted by litigant izzie with izzie now history it’s sho nuf a mystery the lezzie’s new izzie is jessie

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Judge March 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Dss
Koller’s mess
Jess a bad guess
Foster children duress
Protect vulnerable citizens,
Yes?

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Poster child March 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

twuz once an assistant named jessie promoted by litigant izzie with izzie now history it’s sho nuf a mystery the lezzie’s new izzie is jessie

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Judge March 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Dss
Koller’s mess
Jess a bad guess
Foster children duress
Protect vulnerable citizens,
Yes?

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DSS watcher March 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Will, you’re mixing apples and oranges. Isabel Blanco has nothing to do with Food Stamps. She does, however, direct Human Services, and led DSS to receive the national award last week from the Casey Foundation. Care to guess where she’s going to work? The Casey Foundation. Guess they didn’t see her charming personality during their work with her at DSS. Unfortunately they didn’t hire Lillian Koller along with her. It will be interesting to see how long Isabel lasts in her new position.

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john March 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I watch the presentation on the new. Just wondering why Lillian did all the talking and the presentor stood there bobbing his head. It did not look like a real award to me…I could be wrong it it look fishing. Food stamp n afdc is funded by federal funded not human services so why not move the money from those to program to duns human service (developing contact) that are uneccessary and hiring outside or state do girls n boys n u having employer with 10 n 20 years of experience not a $30,000 yearly but u bring some one from gerogia at $123,000

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DSS watcher March 16, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Will, you’re mixing apples and oranges. Isabel Blanco has nothing to do with Food Stamps. She does, however, direct Human Services, and led DSS to receive the national award last week from the Casey Foundation. Care to guess where she’s going to work? The Casey Foundation. Guess they didn’t see her charming personality during their work with her at DSS. Unfortunately they didn’t hire Lillian Koller along with her. It will be interesting to see how long Isabel lasts in her new position.

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john March 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I watch the presentation on the new. Just wondering why Lillian did all the talking and the presentor stood there bobbing his head. It did not look like a real award to me…I could be wrong it it look fishing. Food stamp n afdc is funded by federal funded not human services so why not move the money from those to program to duns human service (developing contact) that are uneccessary and hiring outside or state do girls n boys n u having employer with 10 n 20 years of experience not a $30,000 yearly but u bring some one from gerogia at $123,000

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Michelle Lister March 19, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Jessica Hanak Coulter you can’t believe everything that comes out of her mouth.

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michelle March 19, 2014 at 11:02 pm

She the biggest joke there is

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